Unit Book A16


Processed on 2023-12-09


Roster Date Author Record
Best image 2011-12-12 lC
v1a [Input: VZ12LC.j]
2014-11-06 cJC [Input: YY06CJC.j]



Roster Date Author Record
Daily notes about recovery of elements 2001-06-09 lR most of the backfill has been removed except for the western side, which should be removed by early tomorrow. [Input: L630TR.j]
2001-06-10 fAB Work continues to focus on cleaning k1 and k6, cleaning section, and more than 1/2 the workmen are still busy removing the berm. We hope it is finished tomorrow by breakfast. [Input: L630TR.j]
2001-06-10 lR Continued to remove the backfill. [Input: L630TR.j]
2001-06-14 lR tR and cC scraped to see if any more bricks were visible; none were found and came upon several layers of accumulation f22, from above a living surface. The layers are reddish on the top with an ashy gray underneath, tR tried to follow this accumulation but it was difficult due to its thickness in certain areas, the ^aa curls up along the wall which is f8. [Input: L630TR.j]
2001-07-16 lR we are removing both baulks and are considering removing all the baulks in the area for aerial photos. [Input: L818LR.j]
2001-07-25 lR We are currently the deepest in k6 since we began excavating this locus a few days ago. We are calling the material below a2 a pit, the same pit that we see in A12 North section that extends to the East in A15. This material f153 contains approx 20cm of interface that changed to gray ashy fill. [Input: L728LR.j]
2001-07-26 lR In k6, the section has been cleaned and scraped and we can see the interface between house accumulation from a2 and the beginning of the pit, which forms a nice clear line. The house accumulation f153 is a reddish brown color that extends about 20cm below the bricks with a thin band of bright orange-red clay under this (approx 3cm thick). This band extends through the North baulk into k2 area, which leads us to believe that this is the same pit. Under this thin band is a unified gray that we have referred to as pit fill f157. [Input: L728LR.j]
2001-07-28 lR In k6, we noticed at the end of the day on Thursday that more red was appearing in the western section. We had noticed earlier that the fill material was mixed with small pieces of reddish clay and made it a new feature f157. Now the material is completely red clay and after scraping the section, we noticed distinct clear brick lines, red bricks with brown mortar and assigned it f181 wall. A plaster line is also visible in section. The bricks do not hold together but resemble moist clay, making it difficult to find the face. It was not until we cut back the section that we could see these brick lines. These bricks are running north south, east of the west baulk. In the western area a tannur was found f180 in the gray fill of the pit and appears it was cut by the pit a13. The eastern area contains ash and is probably still pit fill while the western area is reddish. In k6 north section the accumulation from a2 is seen very nicely which forms a bowl. The gray underneath forms bands of lighter gray sloping west to east with the western portion higher. Alternating layers of gray are seen, light gray, dark, light, dark forming a bowl shape towards the east. If this is a pit, then it is quite large for it must extend the same length to the east making the pit almost 10 meters in diameter. [Input: L728LR.j]
2001-07-29 lR In k6, they are still continuing to remove the gray material to the east, and are coming down on red. This is probably the end of the pit as we start a new layer seen in A12 section, a red layer f190. We met with gB today to discuss the phases, and he suggested that the fill we are excavating in k6,k5,and k2 is not a pit but large hollows created by depressions in the palace that conditioned the topography which then was used as dumps. So they were not cut, but natural in a sense that they occurred naturally after the palace collapsed. These hollows provided a ground for dumping which was filled up with 5a material but in the lower end of the hallow we find strata 4 material underneath. This level may be the strata to which the tannur f180 and the accumulation around it belong to. fAB mentioned that the tannur may be related to the tannur found in A12 which was on top of the palace wall. [Input: L728LR.j]
Strategy (projected or implemented) 2001-06-17 fAB see Incidentals\strategy under 2001-6-17 [Input: L617FAB.j]

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Elements within locus 2001-06-10 lR a2 (^s) [Input: L724LR.j]
2001-06-17 fAB a4 (^bf), a13 (^pt) [Input: L724LR.j]
2001-06-09 lr f8 (^w), f9 (^w), f10 (^w), f11 (^ac), f22 (^aa), f29 (^fa), f30 (^ac), f31 (^pt), f32 (^fi), f33 (^ly), f34 (^bf), f35 (^ac), f136 (^w), f137 (installation), f138 (^vr), f143 (bricks), f150 (^ly), f153 (^fi), f154 (^pt), f155 (^fi), f156 (^fi), f157 (^a), f176 (^ly), f177 (^ly), f180 (^ta), f181 (^w), f182 (^ly), f183 (^fi) [Input: L815LR.j]
2001-07-19 lR i39 (unknown) [Input: L818LR3.j]
2001-07-29 lR i44 (^se) [Input: L818LR3.j]
2001-07-30 sV i45 (bowl) [Input: L818LR3.j]
2001-06-13 lR q18 [Input: N114LR.j]
2001-06-14 sB q23 [Input: N114LR.j]
2001-06-30 tR q164 [Input: N114LR.j]
2001-07-01 tR q166 [Input: N114LR.j]
2001-07-01 sV q176 (pottery), q177 (pottery) [Input: ZA614CJC.j]
2001-07-02 lR q187 [Input: N114LR.j]
2001-07-06 tR q211 (pottery) [Input: ZA614CJC.j]
2001-07-16 sV q296 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-17 tR q304, q309 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-18 tR q317 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-22 lR q344 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-22 sV q348 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-23 lR q349, q350, q352, q354, q355 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-23 fAB q356, q359 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-23 sV q360 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-24 lR q363 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-24 tR q366 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-24 sV q368 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-24 fAB q374 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-25 tR q378, q383 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-25 lR q384 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-25 tR q393 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-25 lR q403 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-26 sV q422, q425 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-26 lR q427 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-26 aBK q429, q430, q431, q432 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-26 lR q439 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-26 tR q440, q441, q442, q445 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-28 lR q449, q450, q452, q457, q461 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-28 aBK q463, q464 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-28 lR q466, q473 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-29 lR q480 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-29 tR q483 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-29 aBK q488, q489 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-29 sV q491, q492 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-29 fAB q494 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-29 tR q497, q504, q505, q506, q515, q516 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-30 sV q518, q520, q531 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-30 tR q540 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
2001-07-30 sV q547 [Input: -MX12-99.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2001-06-09 fAB rm2526: 400e, 400n [Input: L630LR.j]


Analogical Record

Roster Date Author Record
Photo of context (v view)

2001-06-06 fAB [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-06-06 fAB [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-06-06 fAB [Input: -M726-A.j]
2001-06-19 fAB [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-06-19 fAB [Input: L818LR2.j]

2001-06-19 fAB [Input: L818LR2.j]

2001-06-26 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-19 sV [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-19 sV [Input: L818LR2.j]

2001-07-23 fAB [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-23 fAB [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-23 fAB [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-23 tR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-29 sV [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-29 sV [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-29 sV [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-29 sV [Input: -M726-A.j]

2001-07-29 sV [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-11 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-11 lR [Input: -M726-A.j]

2002-07-30 lR [Input: L818LR2.j]

2002-07-30 lR [Input: L818LR2.j]

2002-07-30 lR [Input: L818LR2.j]
Notes on analogical record 2001-07-01 MISSING A16 has utilized A13 section drawings from MZ12 for the North and East sections of k6. These drawings have been re-worked by lr. [Input: L701LR.j]